By Max Winters For Mailonline
Published: 09:44 BST, 1 July 2019 | Updated: 09:44 BST, 1 July 2019
Lewis Hamilton posted a hair-raising selfie immediately after racing that he says shows him 'unfiltered and basic' following the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.
The reigning world champion finished fifth at the Red Bull Ring after his engine overheated and his front wing was replaced before he was overtaken on the penultimate lap by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.
It was Hamilton's lowest finish since the Canadian Grand Prix last year — 23 races ago — but he still leads the standings, 31 points clear of Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas heading into the British Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton posted a hair-raising selfie following the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday
After escaping the track, Hamilton returned to the drivers' area and uploaded a snap of his post-race look on Instagram.
Alongside the picture he wrote: 'Posting this because this is me, unfiltered and basic. In today's society, everyone is using so many apps and